Monday, April 26, 2010

Dye Day 5.0

We had two days of dyeing at Sue's house this weekend. Lindsey came prepared with a photo for color inspiration:

snail yarn

After the fiber was dyed, steamed, rinsed and dried (thank you sunny warm day!), Lindsey spun up some samples. On the bobbin is the singles, at right is a three-ply, and below the snails is a two-ply. The fiber she used to spin this first batch is on the left, and at the top of the photo is fiber she then over-dyed with a bit more brown, to more closely represent the colors she wanted.

We had 16 people over two days, and we dyed many pounds of wool, silk, cotton and linen. We had the usual legendary potluck lunch each day, and spun in the afternoon as the pots were steaming away. Perfect weather, fun, friends, dyeing, all in a perfect place. We are so lucky!

lindsey's yarn


Blogger Delighted Hands said...

Yes you are! The golden/earth colors just sing !

1:59 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

We are so lucky! I was pretty tired today but the fatigue will pass, while the memory will stay, and it is a rich memory! Let's see - one gram to 100 ml for 1% - close??

9:18 PM  
Blogger goatldi said...

Wonderful colors, my favorites!

7:20 PM  
Blogger woolydaisy said...

it was a fabulous day-thanks you!

7:55 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

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3:47 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

I love the colors! What a great way to spend a day dyeing-good company, good food and sunny weather!

3:49 PM  
Blogger claudia said...

Delicious colors.

7:39 AM  

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